Articles | Volume 19, issue 4
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 873–888, 2019
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 873–888, 2019
Research article
18 Apr 2019
Research article | 18 Apr 2019

Damage induced by the 25 April 2015 Nepal earthquake in the Tibetan border region of China and increased post-seismic hazards

Zhonghai Wu et al.

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The main damage characteristics have been reported in Nepal caused by the 2015 Nepal earthquake but not in China. Our investigations suggested that damage caused by the earthquake in Tibet varies with intensity, amount of rock weakened by previous movement, steepness of slope, and lithology. The damage shows directional features mainly developed in the N-trending rifts in southern Tibet. The earthquake-induced landslides and collapses generally occurred where previous ones had taken place.
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